Friday, March 16, 2012

Horseshoe Hill Flare

Does anybody want to guess a daily rate?
Encana Horseshoe Hill 10H-1 (Photo taken by Clay Gatlin)


  1. I'll take a shot. A lot. LOL Might have to sit on the side of the road for 24hrs and count the loaded tanker trailers leaving the tanks, but not sure if I can count that high.

    Good luck to Encana, HorseShoe Hill LLP and all involved in the TMS

  2. I would like to see it be 500 or more! Enjoy...

  3. Mr. CB:

    I would tend to think a good bit over 1,000 Barrels per day and its still competing with flowback water. I was by the site yesterday and followed one empty tanker going in and a loaded tanker was coming out. Reports are tankers back and forth constantly throughout the day. They have 6 (400 barrel) onsite storage tanks. If tankers are constantly hauling back and forth throughout the day this early in the cleanup, it looks like it is going to be excellent production.

  4. I just want credit for the photograph.

    1. Clay:

      Great job, I will personally nominate you for an award at the Sundance Film Festival for the most valuable investigative confirmation of 1st round sucessfull TMS wells if they have such a catergory.

      I was by there last week and forgot my camera. Used my phone (which I never use) to take some pics. First few were of me as I am not used to using it for pics and also the excitement of seeing several tanker trucks hauling had me a little to excited.

      How bout some tanker load shots, better yet 24 hour video documentary of tankers would also work. LOL Assuming, I can count that high, we might be able to back calculate the daily production.

      Thanks John Parker

  5. The flare looks like about 300 mcfd. If the GOR is 400 cf/bbl, that would mean an oil rate of about 750 bopd. If the GOR is lower, say 300 cf/bbl, the oil rate would be higher, about 1,000 bopd. Will you tell us the actual rate?

  6. Tim,
    Everything that I know and that I'm allowed to share is posted on the blog. I do hope that you're accurate.

  7. I have heard that this formation is high in clays and that clay stabilization is critical in the frac process. Do you know what each company is using for their clays? Are they going KCL or KCL subs?